EXPRESS YOURSELF! Being true to one’s self is one of the most important things that anyone can do. Staying true to your character and morals is the best way to set your self apart from everyone else. One of the easiest ways to express yourself is through art! Art can be defined as any form of personal expression through any given medium (painting, drawing, singing, acting, etc.). Hall of Fame Member, Edward Ruscha loves to express himself through his various forms of art! Ed Ruscha graduated from Northwest Classen High School and then travelled to California to attend the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of Art). Within a few years he had become a well-known artist whose art was prominent in progressive Ferus Gallery group. One of his most well-known works is his Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations which contains photographs of gasoline stations along Route 66 between Oklahoma and Los Angles, California. Today, Ed Ruscha still has his work showcased throughout the United States and is currently on exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
- Painter’s Tape
- Old Magazines
- Glue Sticks
- Water Color Paint
- Paint Brushes
Arts & Crafts! Collages are some of the coolest and easiest forms of graphic art! All you need is some old magazines, scissors, glue, and some water colors to add a bit of flare! Or why not try some outdoor chalk art that is perfect for this amazing summer weather. And all you need for this is some chalk and painting tape!
Check This Out! Last year Ed Ruscha: OKLA was on exhibit at the Oklahoma Contemporary Center! While the exhibit is no longer up, check out its webpage that still has a virtual tour and an interview with Ed Rushca!
Movie Time! Art comes in all spaces and sizes and medium. From painting to dance to singing, art is any form of expression of creativity and imagination. Watch Illumination’s Sing and follow as everyone strives to find their true selves and express it to the world!
Storytime! Art is sometimes difficult and not everyone is going to like your art. Follow along with Cezanne and his parrot as he tries to become a painter much like his friends! Don’t forget you can also look for this book at your closest public library!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope you enjoyed learning about Ed Ruscha and outdoor art, as well as enjoyed creating your own masterpieces! Just goes to show how impactful Oklahomans can be! Be sure to come back next week to learn more about great Oklahomans.
Want to show us your artwork? We love to share here at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame! Please share pictures of your arts & crafts with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you have a lot of fun and hope to see back here next week!